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Net::SAP(3) User Contributed Perl Documentation Net::SAP(3)

Net::SAP - Session Announcement Protocol (rfc2974)

  use Net::SAP;
  my $sap = Net::SAP->new( 'ipv6-global' );
  my $packet = $sap->receive();

Net::SAP allows receiving and sending of SAP (RFC2974) multicast packets over IPv4 and IPv6.

$sap = Net::SAP->new( $group )
The new() method is the constructor for the "Net::SAP" class. You must specify the SAP multicast group you want to join:
Alternatively you may pass the address of the multicast group directly. When the "Net::SAP" object is created, it joins the multicast group, ready to start receiving or sending packets.
$packet = $sap->receive()
This method blocks until a valid SAP packet has been received. The packet is parsed, decompressed and returned as a "Net::SAP::Packet" object.
$sap->send( $data )
This method sends out SAP packet on the multicast group that the "Net::SAP" object to bound to. The $data parameter can either be a "Net::SAP::Packet" object, a "Net::SDP" object or raw SDP data.
Passing a "Net::SAP::Packet" object gives the greatest control over what is sent. Otherwise default values will be used.
If no origin_address has been set, then it is set to the IP address of the first network interface.
Packets greater than 1024 bytes will not be sent. This method returns 0 if packet was sent successfully.
$group = $sap->group()
Returns the address of the multicast group that the socket is bound to.
$ttl = $sap->ttl( [$value] )
Gets or sets the TTL of outgoing packets.
Leave the SAP multicast group and close the socket.

add automatic detection of IPv6 origin address
add method of choosing the network interface to use for multicast
Packet decryption and validation

Net::SAP::Packet, Net::SDP, perl(1)

Please report any bugs or feature requests to "", or through the web interface at <>. I will be notified, and then you will automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.

Nicholas J Humfrey,

Copyright (C) 2004-2006 University of Southampton
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.005 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.
2019-01-02 perl v5.28.1

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